| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Cellphones, for many people, have morphed into an extra appendage, always within reach except for that time you accidentally left it at home and suffered a minor panic attack.
Our constant connectedness has its benefits — it's hard to imagine a...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Checkpoint yields five arrests
Police arrested five drivers on Dec. 21 during a DUI and driver's license checkpoint in Laguna Beach.
The Laguna Beach Police Department conducted a checkpoint from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Dec. 21 in the 1500 block of N....
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:54 AM
Deputies said the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office 911 dispatchers have received more than 1,200 calls from an unregistered cell phone.
That averages to about 27 calls a day.
Despite not having a working phone number or being associated with a...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 3:25 PM
A Chicago man was ordered held in lieu of $200,000 after he allegedly robbed, assaulted and kidnapped his former girlfriend on her way to work.
The woman was walking past the train station near 49th Street and Western Avenue on Feb. 6 when Hector...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:47 PM
CTA riders, this is not the way to ring in the new year. Chicago police issued two separate alerts last week warning riders about recent cellphone thefts on the Red and Pink lines.
Police said a group of men have been snatching electronic devices from...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:02 PM
A teenage ward of the state wept today as a Cook County judge ordered him held without bond on charges he broke into a Bucktown home Sunday afternoon while armed with a paintball gun and raped and robbed a woman before forcing her into her own car and...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 3:36 PM
SPRINGFIELD — A new proposal to ban the use of cell phones while driving throughout Illinois passed the House on Friday along with two other traffic safety measures.
The proposed ban, sponsored by Rep. John D’Amico, D-Chicago, would...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 9:00 AM
This is part of a series of posts on food photography, sharing some of the tips and tricks we use here at The Times. We received a number of great questions from readers, which we will answer in upcoming posts. Here, photographer Robert Lachman tackles...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 5:44 AM
Nicki Minaj wanted a cell phone case that matched her larger-than-life look — something cartoonish, with bright colors.
So last year, the pop star turned to Tristan Herbert, a 23-year-old Parkville artist who makes custom covers for iPhones and...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 9:46 AM
Thieves pried open a door of a cell phone store in the Lincoln Park area and made off with a cash drawer and the store's entire inventory, worth at least $10,000, authorities said.
Police were called to the Virgin Mobile store in the 2500 block of North...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 10:07 AM
A Northwest Side man was robbed of $5,000, his cell phone, and his pants when he was trying to buy a car through craigslist last night.
The 22-year-old man said he and his girlfriend were not injured but said the ordeal was frightening. "They took a lot...